Asma Assad Makes Rare Appearance

Wife of Syrian dictator turned out for an event to support mothers of Syrian soldiers.
3:00 | 03/17/13

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Glamorous wife of Syria's president Bashar Al Asad. Her first public appearance in more than two years -- -- -- and her three children had been in hiding ABC's Alex Moore court tonight on why she ventured outdoors. In Damascus. In the rare public appearance captured in these photos are smaller side seems the quintessential First Lady. Elegant adored and caring. It was a fund raiser for the mothers of Syrian soldiers killed in the two year civil war. 37 year old mrs. aside hasn't been seen since last year until the war began she'd been a darling of the west a fluent English speaker born in London. Educated at prestigious English schools -- marriage to president Bashar Al Assad had raised hopes for reform. Days before the uprising started Vogue Magazine published a glowing profile calling her a rose in the desert. A closer look very funds for -- -- in -- years. Both an image all possessed them -- she's no nothing more than the wife of the victim. -- small group of rebels is now being trained by the US military in neighboring Jordan. And the rebels got a boost this weekend when a top Syrian general defected to their side. He had been in charge of the Syrian army's logistics.

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